A species of cockroach native to Japan that can withstand the city's brutal winters has been discovered at the High Line, and some New Yorkers are already squirming about the pest.
"If they can live in the cold, this is going to get worse. We already have them in the subways, apartments, sewers and streets," said Augusto Garcia, 19, a Bronx resident.
"I am kind of afraid... » more
Let it snow!
The city is expected to get up to four inches of snow Tuesday, beginning right in time for the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow is expected to start between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Pollina. "The snow will become steadier and heavier as the morning continues," he said... » more
President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush and their wives shared Air Force One on Monday on a flight to South Africa, where they will be joined by two other former presidents at a memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela.
The rare gathering is a sign of the respect Mandela - who died on Thursday at age 95 - held among both political parties in the United States.
As... » more
Keep it simple.
That’s good advice in life, and it’s great advice for technology investors. The more novel a thing is, the less we can predict about its future – so it’s important that we stick tothe basics. What is a company selling? What price can it get? What are its costs?
Netflix sells used video content. It repackages movies that have left the theater, and television shows that... » more
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio celebrated Nelson Mandela’s life with song, dance and prayer Sunday at Brooklyn’s Christian Cultural Center, and said he would apply the South African leader’s values to his administration.
“I think it’s about reconciliation and I think it is about mutual respect. It’s definitionally what Mandela was about,” de Blasio said after speaking to about 3,000 at the service.... » more
Airport advocates have asked the Transportation Safety Administration to reverse course on a plan to remove agents from airport “exit lanes” to save money.
According to the Global Gateway Alliance, the TSA wants to focus more on outgoing planes while saving $88 million annually by cutting the positions, which will require airports to cover the costs to guard airport exits. The group blasted... » more
In the season of giving and lending a hand, some New Yorkers are going above and beyond to help the city’s less fortunate at a time when it’s needed most.
Soup kitchens and food pantries citywide are facing funding cutbacks while demand increases, as there was a 10% uptick for their services this year, according to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. On top of that, one-in-five city... » more
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer called on the federal government Sunday to step up its safety precautions on trains in light of last week's Metro-North derailment.
Schumer said the National Tranportation Safety Board made several recommendations following a similar crash in 2008, including installing cameras inside the engineer and conducting rooms to monitor the train's crew. As of today, the Federal... » more
This weekend's "Saturday Night Live" had a bevy of guest stars and returning alums, but one former "SNL" actor was peeved about being left out.
Tim Meadows, a cast member on the show from 1991 to 2000, posted a series of rants on Facebook after Saturday's episode saying he was mad for not being invited back to play a character in sketch he used to be a regular in.
"They... » more
You might not want Santa to bring these toys this year.
More than a dozen "treacherous toys" -- including three that tested positive for toxic substances -- were found on store shelves throughout the city, according to a report released yesterday by Sen. Kristen Gillibrand and the New York Public Interest Research Group.
Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called for new federal rules to ban... » more